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Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 18:43
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
Absolutely (and also hi, lovely to see you here...

Absolutely (and also hi, lovely to see you here Quazar!), although I do remember him claiming a lot more than that in the Sam Facebook group (I left FB around that time). How did all that end?
Forum: Amiga scene Yesterday, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By stevelord
Who has the rights to ARM AmigaOS?

Hi all,


I was catching up on some of the Cloanto/Hyperion stuff as I'd ignored it for years and it seems to me that Aeon have the rights to produce a new Amiga OS, and Cloanto have the rights to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion Yesterday, 12:43
Replies: 32
Views: 1,255
Posted By stevelord
It doesn't need to be that expensive. Here in the...

It doesn't need to be that expensive. Here in the UK a 1Mb Amiga 500 in good ocndition can be had off fleabay for £50-£80 with cables, power, joysticks etc.
AFAICT 500s aren't affected by the cheap...
Forum: Amiga scene 21 October 2020, 19:33
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
Such lovely people, trademarking words for...

Such lovely people, trademarking words for products they had nothing to do with (https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmowner/page/search?id=1365606&domain=1&app=0&mark=UK00003509554). But no, lets give...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 October 2020, 14:35
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
Or in this case, don't let perfect be the enemy...

Or in this case, don't let perfect be the enemy of an obvious low quality cash grab.
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 19 October 2020, 22:01
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
Posted By stevelord
@Pyromania the Scoopex tutorial I linked earlier...

@Pyromania the Scoopex tutorial I linked earlier is the best Amiga asm coding tutorial I've seen but it's quite long and very demo focused.
Forum: Amiga scene 19 October 2020, 11:30
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
Not a 286 but there's a Mini-ITX 8088-based...

Not a 286 but there's a Mini-ITX 8088-based super-PC with one of those amazing graphics cards called the NuXT...
Forum: Amiga scene 18 October 2020, 12:55
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
Minor update, I've managed to get things playing...

Minor update, I've managed to get things playing more nicely with the repulse. It seems the sweet spot is 22khz 16bit stereo ADP4, with the Repulse set to 16-bit HIFI++ quality and 48khz output in...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2020, 12:47
Replies: 30
Views: 2,849
Posted By stevelord
Just by way of an update to my earlier post,...

Just by way of an update to my earlier post, having spent more time with my A4000 I'm using it for serious writing, I wrote a resignation letter not too long ago and I write parts of my fortnightly...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 18 October 2020, 12:02
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By stevelord
I remember reading something about this not too...

I remember reading something about this not too long ago. As far as I remember they did use Amigas earlier on. I think I read it in one of the Amiga mags on Archive.org but I'm not sure.
Forum: support.Hardware 17 October 2020, 07:18
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By stevelord
I've found on my Repulse card that Toccata...

I've found on my Repulse card that Toccata emulation is erm... spotty at best. Technically it kind of works but a lot sounds terrible and requires a lot of tweaking to get something usable.
Forum: Amiga scene 15 October 2020, 16:52
Replies: 45
Views: 9,132
Posted By stevelord
Bunch of options spring to mind: ...

Bunch of options spring to mind:




Use another TCP/IP stack (I was using Miami as bundled with OS3.9).
Null modem or Parnet cable transfer
CD-Rom
If you use CF or SD you may be able to...
Forum: Amiga scene 14 October 2020, 20:40
Replies: 45
Views: 9,132
Posted By stevelord
Further to Weaselrama, what I use nearly daily: ...

Further to Weaselrama, what I use nearly daily:




UHCTools (particularly for aminet without opening a browser)
Roadshow TCPIP
DOpus 4
Current IBrowse
SGrab
Forum: Amiga scene 13 October 2020, 13:12
Replies: 71
Views: 12,656
Posted By stevelord
DOpus 4 for me, it's just really nice. I find...

DOpus 4 for me, it's just really nice. I find Magellan takes over too much of my machine. I have been meaning to get into Diskmaster on my KS1.3 emulator setup. If I ever get round to setting up an...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 October 2020, 13:09
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
Because the guy behind this is a copyright troll...

Because the guy behind this is a copyright troll (https://boingboing.net/2019/11/18/horace-goes-copyright-striking.html) sifting through long dead names to make money off unsuspecting nostalgic...
Forum: Amiga scene 12 October 2020, 19:53
Replies: 87
Views: 4,578
Posted By stevelord
It'll be the same hardware as the Retro64, a...

It'll be the same hardware as the Retro64, a basic Allwinner Sunxi ARM System-on-Chip less powerful than a Pi, probably running UAE but contributing nothing back.

The main guy behind the company...
Forum: Amiga scene 11 October 2020, 15:06
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
I initially tried using Forrest, then Mpega on...

I initially tried using Forrest, then Mpega on the Amiga to do some conversion of some MP3s but was having problems I could only describe as a regular clipping type noise in SongPlayer. Switching...
Forum: New to Emulation or Amiga scene 11 October 2020, 14:03
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By stevelord
The A2000 is the rarer machine and if you're not...

The A2000 is the rarer machine and if you're not planning on using games will have Zorro slots and cards. For poking around in the classic Amiga era, the A2000 is probably worth looking at. You can...
Forum: Amiga scene 10 October 2020, 22:54
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
4-bit ADPCM should be possible but would probably...

4-bit ADPCM should be possible but would probably require a custom server and client. I've found some 68k ASM that supposedly does 50k/sec on Atari STs but I'm not quite that far through Scoopex's...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2020, 16:51
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
My proof of concept with PCM/Ogg seemed to mostly...

My proof of concept with PCM/Ogg seemed to mostly work, although the tools I used were reliant on AHI which slowed stuff down. 16-bit 44.1khz kind of worked but broke up, while single channel 11025...
Forum: Amiga scene 09 October 2020, 09:02
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
PCM absolutely does stream though, I'm doing it...

PCM absolutely does stream though, I'm doing it now. Waiting till everyone's up later today before I do it on the Amiga but it's working fine on a Mac with Radio 4's high quality stream using between...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 October 2020, 20:09
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
Thanks, that was so incredibly helpful. I don't...

Thanks, that was so incredibly helpful. I don't know how I'll ever be able to repay the thought and effort that went into your comment.


I guess I'll just go and get it up and running for me and...
Forum: Amiga scene 07 October 2020, 19:21
Replies: 19
Views: 898
Posted By stevelord
Internet Radio Streaming on Amiga -Am I mad?

Hi all,


I've been playing with streaming Internet radio to my Amiga and have it working very nicely indeed. It's not so keen when I have to do other stuff at the same time but AmigaAMP3 at least...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 05 October 2020, 17:24
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By stevelord
Which C64 and Speccy emulators would you...

Which C64 and Speccy emulators would you recommend? It seems there's quite a few. I trust by Lynx you mean Handy?
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 04 October 2020, 19:30
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By stevelord
Best Emulators *for* the Amiga

I enjoyed the best emulators for Windows thread here and was wondering what everyone thinks the best emulators are to run on the Amiga. Obviously this is a bit of a can of worms, so probably best if...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 02 October 2020, 19:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,721
Posted By stevelord
GTA V is definitely worth it for the offline...

GTA V is definitely worth it for the offline game. The online is a bit overwhelming at first and also gets quite meh after a while (IMHO, YMMV). The game economics are a bit messed up.

I just came...
Forum: support.Hardware 02 October 2020, 19:14
Replies: 226
Views: 7,804
Posted By stevelord
Assuming there's at least a modicum of good faith...

Assuming there's at least a modicum of good faith here rather than just a thinly veiled attempt to troll EAB, the bottom line is not everyone wants a Vampire. If what you want works for you, well...
Forum: support.Other 23 September 2020, 21:55
Replies: 26
Views: 1,784
Posted By stevelord
It's part of the Amiga curse. I've had serious...

It's part of the Amiga curse. I've had serious problems with almost every supplier except Amigastore.eu. I'm sure it'll happen at some point, it just hasn't yet. This whole thread is very unfair to...
Forum: Retrogaming General Discussion 08 August 2020, 12:10
Replies: 64
Views: 4,109
Posted By stevelord
I had a look in CVG's Amiga/ST special -...

I had a look in CVG's Amiga/ST special - https://archive.org/details/cvg-magazine-072/page/n71/mode/2up - which says that Ocean's first Amiga game was going to be Wizball. I don't know if Defender of...
Forum: support.Hardware 08 August 2020, 11:48
Replies: 257
Views: 40,734
Posted By stevelord
Ok, it looks like it's not clear whether the...

Ok, it looks like it's not clear whether the issue is caused by heat. See here: https://twitter.com/mntmn/status/1292047959174127618?s=20
Forum: Amiga scene 06 August 2020, 16:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By stevelord
Just realised I never wrote anything to close...

Just realised I never wrote anything to close this off.

Everything arrived, but there was a hole in the bottom of the packet and the terminator I ordered was missing. I sent them some pics and...
Forum: Amiga scene 05 August 2020, 14:54
Replies: 190
Views: 14,168
Posted By stevelord
Nice! What agaconv switches did you use to encode...

Nice! What agaconv switches did you use to encode the file, and how big did it turn out? I went down the anim route because of the huge size differences between that and AGAconv. My 320x256 vids were...
Forum: News 03 August 2020, 20:28
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By stevelord
Thanks, Chiark for all your help. I actually...

Thanks, Chiark for all your help. I actually found a really good series on the Atari ST for anyone interested. Turns out Dadhacker worked on the ST and wrote a few posts about it. Sounds just as...
Forum: News 31 July 2020, 11:04
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By stevelord
Yeah I know there's that, I was thinking more...

Yeah I know there's that, I was thinking more about the Jack attacks, the business problems encountered along the way. There's a big gap between the temporary injunction stopping Shivji from working...
Forum: Nostalgia & memories 30 July 2020, 19:52
Replies: 48
Views: 3,161
Posted By stevelord
My Uncle got one and we were over at their house....

My Uncle got one and we were over at their house. I saw it for the first time. I remember the intros more than the games with all the bright colours. I think I saw F/A 18 Interceptor and it blew my...
Forum: News 30 July 2020, 19:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By stevelord
The typos I can fix on the page, so please do go...

The typos I can fix on the page, so please do go ahead. I spent a lot of time chopping stuff out to make it work within Substack's limits, got a bit wordblind on the way and missed my usual post...
Forum: News 30 July 2020, 16:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,025
Posted By stevelord
Crash And Burn: The Amiga ST Story

I've just posted my latest issue of Tales From The Dork Web, focusing on Jack Tramiel, Atari, Commodore and the original Amiga. I thought I'd post Crash and Burn...
Forum: Amiga scene 20 July 2020, 17:37
Replies: 190
Views: 14,168
Posted By stevelord
If you decide to go with a custom disk format,...

If you decide to go with a custom disk format, it'd be nice to have a non-disk lha archive that'll run off a HD. My floppy drive doesn't work on my 4000 and it's a PITA to try and get stuff working...
Forum: Amiga scene 15 July 2020, 19:00
Replies: 190
Views: 14,168
Posted By stevelord
Just a point on extracting images with FFmpeg...

Just a point on extracting images with FFmpeg etc. I've already got all the frames in png and iff format extracted on a real amiga if anyone wants them here: https://github.com/stevelord/umadapple -...
Forum: Amiga scene 13 July 2020, 22:17
Replies: 190
Views: 14,168
Posted By stevelord
@robinsonb5 I had a similar idea for 1-bit but...

@robinsonb5 I had a similar idea for 1-bit but with 16x16 blocks, a bit like the 8x8 character setup used on the c64 port. I'd extract all possible 16x16 blocks and stream in a lookup table and...
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